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Songwriting

Express Yourself

Our program addresses this craft on many levels from beginners to folks who have approached this art form for years. Our teachers are skilled, experienced, and full of inspiration.

Why bother writing songs?
Creative expression is good for you and good for the universe. Expressing yourself musically and searching for your truths and motivations makes you a more compassionate person and pours positive energy back into the universe.

New to songwriting? Songwriting: Fundamentals is a great place to start.

Advancing Musicianship

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Music Theory: Continuing Work

Intermediate

This class is offered on a rotating basis with Beginning Music Theory If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Songwriting: Fundamentals

Beginner

Monday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Own the keys that will unlock the songs within you.

Songwriting: Continuing Work

Intermediate

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Steve Dawson or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Expand the range of your self-expression through songs.

Finish Your Damn Songs!

Intermediate

Tuesday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Get motivated and achieve fruition.

Bringing Songs to Life: Inspiration

IntermediateNew!

This class rotates with 2 other modules in this series. Participants are welcome to enter at any point in the series

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Bringing Songs to Life: Exploration

IntermediateNew!

This class rotates with 2 other modules in this series. Participants are welcome to enter at any point in the series

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Bringing Songs to Life: Collaboration

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Jenny Bienemann

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Beginning Music Theory

Beginner

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation through the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Songwriter's Circle with Daniel Connolly

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Friday with Daniel Connolly

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $12 ($10 members)

Give and get feedback on original music.

Emcee Skool: Hip Hop Lyricism and Performance

Open to AllNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.


8-week Session Prices

$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)

$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)

$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/29/2019 – 06/23/2019

Monday 03/25/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/08/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/10/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/24/2019 – 08/18/2019

Monday 05/20/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/02/2019 – 10/27/2019

Monday 07/15/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/29/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/31/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/28/2019 – 12/22/2019

Monday 09/23/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/07/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/09/19: Open registration


Teachers

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Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms, Voice, Piano,Guitar

Steve Dawson »
Guitar, Songwriting

Deanna Devore »
Guitar, Songwriting

Charles Kim »
Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program

Leah Shoshanah »
Wiggleworms, Guitar, Kids' Piano

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele